ArtPlay Classes

Pre-K

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    Creative Movement

    Ages 3 - 5 | Tuesdays | 10:00 am - 10:45 am

    In this class, students will use their imaginations to bring stories and characters to life through movement to live music and rhythms. Activities in this class will promote...

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    Me & You & Paint & Glue

    Ages 2 - 3 | Saturdays | 10:00 am - 10:45 am

    Join Birmingham’s favorite Wacky Nanny as you create new masterpieces. These simple visual arts projects will help your child develop the artist inside, and he or she will...

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    Creative Wacky Wonders

    Ages 3 - 5 | Saturdays | 11:00 am - 11:45 am

    This mixed-media art class with the Wacky Nanny focuses on imagination and creation. Children will be led through projects that will open their creative minds and allow them...

Elementary & Middle

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    Hip Hop Dance

    Ages 7 - 12 | Tuesday | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    This wonderful dance class infuses the newest moves with classic steps. Join Antonio as he uses his training in hip hop, break dance and popping & locking to...

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    Ballet Basics for Young Actors

    Ages 12 - 18 | Tuesday | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Actors are introduced to classical ballet, fundamental positions and movements to build their foundation for dance.

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    Comic, Character, Creation

    Ages 13 - 18 | Wednesdays | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Learn the basics of cartooning and rendering characters of a wide variety, from caricatures to comic books. Students will learn to recreate existing characters or design one from their...

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    Intro to Musical Theatre – Part 1

    Ages 7 - 12 | Thursdays | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Sing and dance in Broadway-style numbers while discovering the rich history of the American musical theatre tradition. Learn to become a triple threat by honing your skills in...

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    ArtPlay Kids Acting

    Ages 7 - 12 | Saturdays | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Actor and Educator Darrell Revel will guide participants through the basics of theatre. Students will learn theatre games, improvisation, monologues, scene work, stage make-up application and voice &

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    Shakespeare for Kids

    Ages 7 - 12 | Monday | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Join local acting favorite Elise Mayor as she carries you on a journey with her favorite playwright, William Shakespeare. Kids will act their way through scenes and explore...

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    Beat Making

    Ages 13 - 18 | Monday | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    This class offers a glimpse into the world of beat making and provides students with the skills to make beats for a variety of genres such as hip...

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    Printmaking

    Ages 7 - 12 | Monday | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Join summer camp favorite Nina as she guides your young artist through the art of printmaking.  Explore new ways to create art with the roll of an ink...

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    ArtPlay & Theatre UAB Musical Theatre Workshop

    Ages 12 - 18 | Saturdays | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Join Theatre UAB and ArtPlay as you explore the world of musical theatre. Build your audition book, develop a character, create a resume, explore tech. This workshop will cover...

High School

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    Memoir:  Better than Fiction

    Ages 16 - Adult | Tuesday | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    You, your words and your stories are the focus of this class. We read some example memoirs, but most of our time will be spent generating and crafting four...

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    Ballet Basics for Young Actors

    Ages 12 - 18 | Tuesday | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Actors are introduced to classical ballet, fundamental positions and movements to build their foundation for dance.

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    The Acting Studio for Young Actors

    Ages 13 - 17 | Thursdays | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    The Acting Studios teaching artist Susan McCain follows legendary Lee Strasberg’s design, beginning with Sensory work, the heart of the method, which focuses on nailing that tricky audition...

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    Comic, Character, Creation

    Ages 13 - 18 | Wednesdays | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Learn the basics of cartooning and rendering characters of a wide variety, from caricatures to comic books. Students will learn to recreate existing characters or design one from their...

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    Rhythm and Moves

    Ages 16 - Adult | Wednesday | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    This fun and unconventional adult dance class will contain a colorful blend of styles influenced by street dance, new style and popular music. Lively choreography will be taught...

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    Beginning Knitting

    Ages 16 - Adult | Wednesdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Beginning knitters will learn all the common knitting stitches while creating a unique hat and scarf project. Students will learn skills to follow knitting patterns and develop their...

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    The Acting Studios

    Ages 18 - Adult | Wednesdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    The Acting Studios teaching artist Susan McCain follows legendary Lee Strasberg’s design, beginning with Sensory work, the heart of the method, which focuses on nailing that tricky audition...

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    Calligraphy and Lettering

    Ages 16 - Adult | Thursday | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    The art of lettering is everywhere.  We walk past incredible masterpieces every day.  We open letters that took an artist’s eye to create. Join local teaching artist Bo...

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    Beat Making

    Ages 13 - 18 | Monday | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    This class offers a glimpse into the world of beat making and provides students with the skills to make beats for a variety of genres such as hip...

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    Improvisational Comedy for Teens

    Ages 13 - 17 | Monday | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    This class will teach the fundamentals of long-form improvisation, including how to create strong characters, play at the top of one’s intelligence, and build strong comedic scenes together...

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    ArtPlay & Theatre UAB Musical Theatre Workshop

    Ages 12 - 18 | Saturdays | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Join Theatre UAB and ArtPlay as you explore the world of musical theatre. Build your audition book, develop a character, create a resume, explore tech. This workshop will cover...

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    Intermediate Knitting

    Ages 16 - Adult | Wednesdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Advanced knitters will choose a project to complete that may include a garment, blanket, shawl, socks, or gloves. Students will develop skills such as fitting garments using shaping...

Adult

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    Memoir:  Better than Fiction

    Ages 16 - Adult | Tuesday | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    You, your words and your stories are the focus of this class. We read some example memoirs, but most of our time will be spent generating and crafting four...

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    Adult Ballet

    Ages 18 - Adult | Wednesday | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Join local teaching artist Melissa Turnage as you discover the joy of movement within the structures and ideas of ballet. This one-hour class is the perfect break from...

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    Rhythm and Moves

    Ages 16 - Adult | Wednesday | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    This fun and unconventional adult dance class will contain a colorful blend of styles influenced by street dance, new style and popular music. Lively choreography will be taught...

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    Beginning Knitting

    Ages 16 - Adult | Wednesdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Beginning knitters will learn all the common knitting stitches while creating a unique hat and scarf project. Students will learn skills to follow knitting patterns and develop their...

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    The Acting Studios

    Ages 18 - Adult | Wednesdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    The Acting Studios teaching artist Susan McCain follows legendary Lee Strasberg’s design, beginning with Sensory work, the heart of the method, which focuses on nailing that tricky audition...

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    Calligraphy and Lettering

    Ages 16 - Adult | Thursday | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    The art of lettering is everywhere.  We walk past incredible masterpieces every day.  We open letters that took an artist’s eye to create. Join local teaching artist Bo...

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    Sketch Comedy in the Ham

    Ages 18 - Adult | Thursday | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Ever wanted to be in a sketch comedy show like SNL, Portlandia, or Key and Peele? Students will write and star in a one-hour sketch comedy show presented...

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    Latin Social Dance

    Ages 18 - Adult | Saturdays | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Led by Cuban dance master Sergio Rodriguez, this vibrant class will teach various Latin social dance forms, including salsa, merengue, bachata, and cha cha cha. Students will learn...

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    Improv Comedy for Adults

    Ages 18 - Adult | Mondays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    This class will teach the fundamentals of long-form improvisation, including how to create strong characters, play at the top of one’s intelligence, and build strong comedic scenes together...

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    Intermediate Knitting

    Ages 16 - Adult | Wednesdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Advanced knitters will choose a project to complete that may include a garment, blanket, shawl, socks, or gloves. Students will develop skills such as fitting garments using shaping...

Private Lessons

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    PRIVATE ACTING LESSONS - FULL SEMESTER

    Wednesdays | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Please email artplay@uab.edu before you enroll in private lessons to ensure that there is availability and also to insure that your schedule matches that of the teaching artist.

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    PRIVATE ACTING LESSONS - HALF SEMESTER

    Wednesdays | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Please email artplay@uab.edu before you enroll in private lessons to ensure that there is availability and also to insure that your schedule matches that of the teaching artist.

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    LITTLE MOZARTS

    Ages : Child | Wednesdays | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Please email artplay@uab.edu before you enroll in private lessons to ensure that there is availability and also to insure that your schedule matches that of the teaching artist.

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    PRIVATE PIANO LESSONS

    Ages : Child | Wednesdays | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Please email artplay@uab.edu before you enroll in private lessons to ensure that there is availability and also to insure that your schedule matches that of the teaching artist.

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    VOICE LESSONS - FULL SEMESTER

    Ages 16 - Adult | Thursday | 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Please email artplay@uab.edu before you enroll in private lessons to ensure that there is availability and also to insure that your schedule matches that of the teaching artist.

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    VOICE LESSONS - HALF SEMESTER

    Ages 16 - Adult | Thursday | 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Please email artplay@uab.edu before you enroll in private lessons to ensure that there is availability and also to insure that your schedule matches that of the teaching artist.

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    PRIVATE PERCUSSION LESSONS - FULL SEMESTER

    Monday | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Please email artplay@uab.edu before you enroll in private lessons to ensure that there is availability and also to insure that your schedule matches that of the teaching artist.